Shoreditch Park Primary School began its Musical Futures Journey in 2015 when a year 4 class undertook a two day pilot project. Since then we have begun using the ‘Just Play’ approach across both year 4 classes and one year 5 class, and hope to roll it out across the rest of the school over the course of the year!
Since becoming part of The Musical Futures Just Play pilot Shoreditch Park’s music curriculum has transformed dramatically! We even have a new vibrant and dedicated music room which is used daily. Children and teachers alike now look forward to their weekly music lessons, where they get an opportunity to learn the guitar, keyboard, drums and bass guitar together in a ‘Just Play’ way. We have even learnt to beat box!
Taking part in the Just Play Project has sparked a real love for all things musical at Shoreditch Park. Music is not only part of the music lessons but part of our daily lives. Children have been inspired to learn instruments at home and are independently researching and learning how to play new songs which is amazing!
Have a listen to the first rehearsal of the year 5 band set up after the implementation of Just Play at the school.